Field: Chinese History and Archaeology
Advisor: Li Feng
Shih-han is a PhD student in the history of early China. Her research interest lies in the multifaceted relationship between the Central Plains and its frontier regions and cultural interactions reflected on material culture. In particular, she is interested in how a “peripheral” society reacts to a foreign culture’s arrival. Her dissertation explores the lower Yangtze, one of the Central Plains’ peripheries, by incorporating archaeological, historical, and paleographical sources. This work aims to understand the social development, the regional material culture, and the historical memory from the perspective of local society and to challenge the traditional Sinicization model.
Shih-han received both her B. A. (2011) and M.A. (2016) from National Taiwan University.